Ardern’s online messages keep spirits up in New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks in a live streaming message to New Zealanders, amid a lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Zealand, at Wellington, Australia, March 25, 2020, in this still image from video obtained via social media. Video taken March 25, 2020. Jacinda Ardern via REUTERS

New Zealand: Police Website to Inform on Neighbours Breaking Lockdown So Popular It Crashes

The South Pacific nation is in the midst of a four-week Covid-19 lockdown, with residents under orders to stay at home or remain at least two metres (6.5 feet) apart if they must go outside.

Gunmen kill New Zealand man at Freeport mine office in Indonesia’s Papua

FILE PHOTO: Trucks are parked at the open-pit mine of PT Freeport’s Grasberg copper and gold mine complex near Timika, in the eastern region of Papua, Indonesia on September 19, 2015 in this file photo taken by Antara Foto. REUTERS/Muhammad Adimaja/Antara FotoATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS […]

Virender Sehwag backs India, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand as potential ICC World T20 2016 semi-finalists

“Arrey yaar who to mazaak mein kaha tha, hala kee wo sach tha [I said it jokingly though it is what I feel].” While Sehwag did not play a farewell match, Brendon McCullum recently retired on a high by scoring the fastest Test century. Asked about the retirement timing of Indian cricketers, he said: “Our […]

DAILY BLOG, March 26: What new $500m stimulus package means for you and your family

Local stocks had rocketed in the final minutes of trade on Wednesday after US politicians finally reached a deal – yet to be passed – on a $A3.3 trillion stimulus measure to shore up the world’s biggest economy.

How Jaguar Classic builds the new D-type

The radiator in the prototype isn’t quite how Kev wants it, but the 25 customer cars will be more authentic. When the D-types were new, the radiators were supplied to Jaguar by Marstons; only a few years later, in the 1960s, Northampton Radiators, now NAR Group, starting making accurate replacements, and now the business has […]

FOREX-Dollar on track for biggest weekly fall in a decade

“Now that the surge in demand for dollars overseas has been met by the Fed’s new improved swap lines, economic and medical fundamentals are taking over,” said analysts at BDSwiss in a note. (Reporting by Iain Withers; additional reporting by Hideyuki Sano in Tokyo; editing by Larry King)

Coronavirus | Australian PM announces 130bn dollars package to support wages as death toll touch 18

Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews on Monday said the state tally was at 821 positive cases and the residents will now be seeing stricter measures on social distancing as the stage three restrictions would be effective from Tuesday midnight to minimise the disease spread.

Carbon-free hydrogen production needs multi-billion dollar subsidies to make it cost effective: research

The technology to do this is currently funded by companies, but BNEF estimates that if governments worldwide were to provide $150 billion in funding over the next 10 years – less than half the amount currently spent on subsidies for fossil fuel consumption – that would help halve the cost of producing hydrogen from renewable […]

Tokyo Olympic head expects call from IOC’s Bach on new date

“I anticipate speaking to President Bach this week,” Mori said, speaking at the opening of an organizing committee executive board meeting. “He tends to call me directly, and that puts me in trouble because I don’t have good command of English.”